Have you ever wondered who those folks are when weathermen report that "a spotter" in Lockport, Tonawanda or Cheektowaga reported snow, rain or hail?
Ever wish you could tell them what the weather's like in your backyard?
Now's your chance.
Western New York residents interested in the weather are invited to join the National Weather Service's official network of spotters by attending an official Skywarn Spotter Training session Tuesday evening at SUNY Buffalo State.
The 7 p.m. event is being hosted by the Western New York Chapter of the American Meteorological Society in Classroom Building, Room A209.
It's free and open to anyone.
A roughly two-hour training lecture will be presented by Judy Levan, the meteorologist-in-charge of the Buffalo office of the National Weather Service.